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Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Schtum
Girlfriend might benefit from getting her head...

Girlfriend might benefit from getting her head round the fact that bashed or broken kneecaps will irritate her a hell of a lot more than knee armour ever will. I don't know what the armour is like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
Correct on the second syllable...:D

Correct on the second syllable...:D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,592
Views: 1,092,450
Posted By Schtum
No see um pics...:cry You need to move them...

No see um pics...:cry You need to move them into your Public Dropbox folder...:thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
When mine were consorting with the French, there...

When mine were consorting with the French, there was no letter w in the alphabet Francais so they had to change the spelling of my surname to the less common form with a u. I've spent most of my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
ITYM "recognise" laddie....:wink:

ITYM "recognise" laddie....:wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
No, I think you're unconsiously doing it in...

No, I think you're unconsiously doing it in spite......:ksteve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
Please don't, you're merely compounding the...

Please don't, you're merely compounding the felony in spite of your obvious and absolutely correct affliation to Auld Scotia.....:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
Indeed so which is why it's only in Scotland that...

Indeed so which is why it's only in Scotland that proper English and Lallans and Gaelic are spoken. http://www.ukgser.com/forums/images/smilies/new/flag.gif
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
You know that saying about "if it ain't broke...

You know that saying about "if it ain't broke [sic], don't fix it..?"

Well.......:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
Good luck with that. I believe there was a good...

Good luck with that. I believe there was a good reason that the Founding Fathers decided to dumb down the English language in the Colonies..... :augie



I'll ask Sir Sean the next time I see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
Perhaps so but that's not the point. The correct...

Perhaps so but that's not the point. The correct French pronunciation is in the link I posted. If it was poudray then it would have an acute accent on the e, thus - poudré. You guys really do need...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
Except that it's not poudré, it's pronounced...

Except that it's not poudré, it's pronounced pood_ruh. :wink:

http://www.forvo.com/word/poudre/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
An exception to prove the rule then.....:D

An exception to prove the rule then.....:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,944
Posted By Schtum
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998092...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998092 :thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
That's typical of lots of English people who...

That's typical of lots of English people who think the correct approach to communicating with people who speak other languages is to SHOUT IN ENGLISH.

Ok, so I'm exaggerating for effect.....but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
As much as I agree with you, the issue is perhaps...

As much as I agree with you, the issue is perhaps best exemplified by Paris (France not Texas). The English speaking world seems to think it's ok to pronounce this as Par_iss rather than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,900
Posted By Schtum
You're pitching this much too high, guys. If the...

You're pitching this much too high, guys. If the whole of America can't get aluminium correct, there's little hope of you getting your tongues around well......anything really. :D
Forum: EMEA 08-05-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By Schtum
I guess you've already Googled this. You're a...

I guess you've already Googled this. You're a brave guy. I've never ridden in Paris but I have driven there a few times and it can be pretty challenging. I don't think I'd like to ride in Paris and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,555
Posted By Schtum
Anything over 5' 10" is a waste of DNA. BMW have...

Anything over 5' 10" is a waste of DNA. BMW have finally cottoned-on to this fact and new GSes are more accessible for riders of the correct height rather than just the Dutch and German giants. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,863
Posted By Schtum
Whatever floats your boat. :thumb I'm very...

Whatever floats your boat. :thumb I'm very much a function over form kind of guy although I agree with you that the new V-Strom looks a bit strange. A friend owns a local Suzuki dealership and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By Schtum
Glad to hear you enjoyed your time here in...

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time here in Scotland. I guess you got some of our unusually good weather as well.

I had a young couple from the San Francisco Bay Area staying for a few nights,...
Forum: Americas 08-04-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,044
Posted By Schtum
That was certainly the case on the several times...

That was certainly the case on the several times I've been there. However, I did recently see a ride report on another forum that included Seventeen Mile Drive.

I also found this on Pashnit -...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,763
Posted By Schtum
4,000 miles seems a bit early to tempt fate. ...

4,000 miles seems a bit early to tempt fate. Wait until 40K and then report back. Seriously, I'm on your side with a late 2013 GS TE. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,863
Posted By Schtum
You'll forgive me for suggesting that you seem a...

You'll forgive me for suggesting that you seem a bit confused over what you want. Looks and plastic are surely only part of the issue. There's going to be an enormous difference between the way a...
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 31,786
Posted By Schtum
I only know old pickup lines..... :wink:

I only know old pickup lines..... :wink:
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 31,786
Posted By Schtum
I don't think running the engine with the bike...

I don't think running the engine with the bike lying on its side is a particularly good idea. The engine's lubrication system isn't designed to operate at 180 deg from the vertical.
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 31,786
Posted By Schtum
Your wish not to be crucified is...

Your wish not to be crucified is understandable.....:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,932
Posted By Schtum
New Continental TKC 70

Yes, I did mean "70"......

http://www.conti-bike.co.uk/userfiles/TKC70-Black.jpg


http://www.conti-bike.co.uk/viewmorenews.asp?id=195
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-29-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Schtum
A few years back my wife and I tried to book a...

A few years back my wife and I tried to book a room in the Duck Inn in Whitefish while we were on an extended road trip. They were full but the owners' daughter (ISTR) cut us a great deal on a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,343
Posted By Schtum
Don't be such a silly..... :nono You may...

Don't be such a silly..... :nono

You may wonder why you'd want cruise control on a motorcycle until you have it and use it all the time. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 55,986
Posted By Schtum
All of them, here in the UK, need to keep demo...

All of them, here in the UK, need to keep demo fleets. I certainly wouldn't splash umpteen thousand Pounds or Dollars on a new bike without test riding it at least once, if not more. US dealerships...
Forum: EMEA 07-15-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By Schtum
Ahh - danke schön...:D

Ahh - danke schön...:D
Forum: EMEA 07-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By Schtum
In which country are you looking to rent a...

In which country are you looking to rent a motorcycle...?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,854
Posted By Schtum
I'm glad it wasn't me coming the other way. Look...

I'm glad it wasn't me coming the other way. Look where you want to go. It really is that simple.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Schtum
At the risk of repeating myself too often, can I...

At the risk of repeating myself too often, can I suggest....

http://britishmotorcyclegear.com/pants/adventure-pants.html

Yes, I do have a pair, yes I have worn them in temperatures up to 104...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 48,735
Posted By Schtum
Since it's been over 70 deg F here for the past...

Since it's been over 70 deg F here for the past few days, I removed the chin curtain for a short ride out to the coast and around the coastline up to St Andrews, today. There was, indeed, much less...
Forum: Europe 07-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Schtum
That's good old Scottish tarmacadam for you and...

That's good old Scottish tarmacadam for you and why I never get more than 4.5K miles out of a rear tyre. A friend of mine once wore out the rear on his K1200S in 1700 miles, although he had been...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 48,735
Posted By Schtum
Take out the chin guard...!?!?!? :huh This is...

Take out the chin guard...!?!?!? :huh This is Scotland, man - have you any idea of what our weather is like...? :cry
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 48,735
Posted By Schtum
Mine was like that initially; so much so that I...

Mine was like that initially; so much so that I couldn't understand all the review reports about the excellent quality of the drop down visor. However, polishing it a couple of times with a...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By Schtum
For new garments, your budget isn't realistic. ...

For new garments, your budget isn't realistic. However, if you double it, then....

http://britishmotorcyclegear.com/pants/adventure-pants.html
...
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